Square Enix and Dengeki hosted a NieR: Automata live stream today where it showcased 21 minutes of new footage from the upcoming action RPG, as well as shared a first look at the game on PlayStation 4 Pro and announced new collaborations and related goods.
Get the information below.
PlayStation 4 Pro
NieR: Automata runs at 1600×900 resolution on PlayStation 4 and 1920×1080 resolution on PlayStation 4 Pro.
PlayStation 4 Pro adds motion blur, and increases the smoothness and refreshing feeling of the action.
PlayStation 4 Pro also has a richer expression of the atmosphere, from the sunlight filtering through the trees to the dust drifting about the air. Each line of light is drawn more sharply.
The shadows on PlayStation 4 Pro are finer detailed.
Engine Blade Weapon Story
The “Engine Blade,” which will appear in the game from Final Fantasy XV as part of a collaboration, will have a Weapon Story.
NieR: Automata will have collaborations with both Phantasy Star Online 2 and Monster Hunter Frontier Z.
Equipment from NieR: Automata will appear in Phantasy Star Online 2.
Weapons and armor from NieR: Automata will appear in Monster Hunter Frontier Z, and there may even be an original collaboration quest.
Details about both collaborations will be announced at a later date.
Finally, Square Enix announced it will release a “Visual Guide” for the game on February 23 in Japan, the same day the game launches, and Kadokawa Books will release a “Creation Materials Collection & Perfect Walkthrough Book” in late March.
NieR: Automata will launch for PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 23, in North America on March 7, and in Europe on March 10. A PC release is due out in 2017. A PlayStation 4 demo is due out worldwide on December 22.
Watch the footage below (11:20 to 15:11, 16:50 to 21:24, 28:19 to 40:48).